National Library Week: Monday | Challenged book challenge

What is up Rose Readers? So yesterday I wrote a post about National Library Week in which I shared a video from the library where I work and got all braggy and inspiring and shit. And then at the end of the post I spontaneously decided I was going to do a new post each day this week relating to the Instagram challenge of the day. So, here I am! Day 1 and so far keeping my spontaneous promise!

Today’s challenge is to post a picture of you reading a banned/challenged book. Here’s mine:

Fun Home Banned Book Selfie

The book is Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, and it is the best graphic work I have ever read. Funny story: I haven’t blogged about Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home or Are You My Mother?, but I’ve had a Fun Home/Are You My Mother? post in my drafts for over a year. I read Fun Home like a year or two ago now and was waiting to read the second one before I did a post on it… I didn’t read the second one until January of this year. So here I am finally writing about it!

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Freedom to Read Tag!

As I mentioned in one of my last posts, Banned Books Week was last week in the US, and lo and behold, the awesome Zezee at Zezee with Books tagged me in the Freedom to Read tag! How cool is this tag!? As I’ve also said, I’m currently taking a class on Intellectual Freedom and Censorship (which is boss), so I’m very excited to do this tag, as the topic occupies a lot of my time at the mo! Here we go!

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[Censored] Book List

It’s banned books week!  In celebration of the freedom to read whatever the hell you want, here is a list of some of my favorite banned books:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Scary Stories (series) by Alvin Schwartz

Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

ALSO, you should totally go check out the YouTube channel for Banned Books Week, which has lots of cool videos from readers and banned authors (some of whom I mentioned above!) reading and talking about banned books!

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